Examples Of Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird Does a gun in hand portray courage, could the definite winner be courageous, or is it the one who faces a problem when all odds are against him/her. Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mockingbird, clearly shows what true courage is. Courage is fighting for what is right, even if you are likely to lose and pay the price, unlike a man with a gun is likely to win against men with less accuracy and helpless people. If a man with no weapon was to step up and attempt to stop the man with the gun from harming weaker people then that would be courageous because he would know that if he was to get shot then it is over for him. Courage could be enduring something and fighting for what you believe in even though there is an alternative that will cause no pain and still have the same result. “It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won…”(page 112). Mrs. Dubose won in the end and went through pain that she didn’t need to go through but still saw it through to the end just for her pride. This is the basics of what courage truly is, it tells you that courage is when one knows that he/she will lose but will try regardless.…show more content…
“there’s been some high talk around town to the effect that I should’t do much about defending this man… If you should’t be defendin’ him, then why are you doin’ it?(page 75)”. Everybody believes that the man Atticus is defending shouldn’t be defended and it is probably a little hard on Atticus knowing that there are many friends and neighbors who don’t like and even hate him for defending Tom, but he still fights for what his beliefs. Atticus is showing courage by defending someone while risking everyone disliking Atticus which will affect how people view him and his
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